They called her Boo the Banshee and why not? She screamed at everything regardless of what it was.
A beetle sneezed, she screamed, a splat of rain fell on a window ledge, she screamed.
For Boo, screaming came as easy as blinking.
Everything seemed tragic to Boo.
She was as pretty as Gweena Madalaine (Ratgirl), some say even more, and Annabel Lee too, but a complete bag of nerves. Far more so than the others. All the children worried about vanishing forever but none took it so hard or deteriorated as much as Boo. Perhaps she had something else making her feel this way.
One thing for sure, time had sloughed off most of her arms and nearly all of one leg. Surely she would be the first of the ghosts to disappear when the time came. Was that Boo's fate?
Time is running out for all ghost children in that limbo land.
Boo had a habit of drifting through the castle silently and her sudden appearance would startle the others who would in turn startle her and then she would scream to raise the dead.
One day someone thought to bell her like a cat, as a warning that she was drawing near, but when Patch (whom she fancied) presented a rusted old bell on a chain as a gift and tried to place it around her bony neck the tinkle of it frightened her so that her shriek that left Patch half deaf for a week.
That episode was one hundred and seventy five years ago, and the thought of the others and Patch plotting against her, with bell tricks and such, forced Boo into her own little solitude. Patch never spoke about it but he meant no harm.
Boo's paranoia and frayed nerves grew steadily worse over the years and every little thing made her shriek, even the innocuous 'snip snip snip' of Tinker's scissors as he went about the business of castle and ghost repair.
What will become of Boo?
There is much more to Boo's story and will be revealed in time.
Boo will haunt you forever